India’s ITI Limited Will Be Able to Produce 4G and 5G Equipment: Report

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Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI Limited) had signed a MoU with Tech Mahindra for new generation wireless technology in June 2020

A report published by the New Indian Express points out that ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment, will be able to produce 4G and 5G equipment in a few months time. The report cited a spokesperson from Tech Mahindra, as the source of this information.

Tech Mahindra network services CEO Manish Vyas had recently told PTI India’s potential to produce talent and software at large scale, coupled with geo-political scenario with China, presents a wonderful opportunity for the country to indigenise technologies.

MoU signed in June 2020

ITI Limited and Tech Mahindra had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in the areas of 4G & 5G smart networks, smart cities and health care services, during June 2020. The companies had mentioned that they were collaborating to create “Make in India” stack as part of this MoU for the upcoming 4G & 5G opportunities in India.

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“Tech Mahindra will bring state of the art platform technologies and software capabilities and ITI will use its world class manufacturing facilities and expertise to build wireless solution for next generations. We are delighted to partner with ITI in this important initiative towards self reliance in the area of technology,” Sujit Baksi, head, APAC Business & president Corporate Affairs, Tech Mahindra, had said at the time of signing the MoU.

Tech Mahindra is responsible for providing the software IPs, implementation and integration services, operations and maintenance services. This partnership was intended to jointly build a framework that will provide solutions of the upcoming wireless technologies to different telecom service providers in the country and also address business opportunities globally.

R M Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, ITI Limited, had said, “The initiative is to build local competence by synergising the offerings of ITI & Tech Mahindra to create a next generation wireless stack that will help India to become self-sufficient in the area of Telecommunications.”

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